Meet Ken Hutchinson, AlcoPro’s New Training Director


It is with great pleasure AlcoPro introduces Ken Hutchinson as our newly appointed Training Director. Ken brings over 27-years of experience in the DOT drug and alcohol testing and compliance industry. For 10-years Ken served as a clinic manager, overseeing drug and alcohol testing training programs to ensure BAT and Specimen Collector personnel were knowledgeable in DOT Federal Regulations and professional in daily testing protocols.
24/7 Sobriety: A Solution with 99% Success Rate


Can something as simple as having to demonstrate sobriety twice a day really keep DUI offenders from drinking? For 10 years South Dakota has operated a novel program called "24/7 Sobriety" that has achieved significant success in keeping individuals from drinking. While most approaches to combatting DUI offenders focus on removing the individual from the car (license revocation, ignition interlock devices), the 24/7 approach removes the individual from alcohol. Here’s how it works:
5 Most Common Reasons For Insufficient Breath Sample or Shy Lung


Evidential Breath Testers (EBT’s) are engineered to automatically capture a breath sample when analyzing for the presence of alcohol. There are two critical conditions which must be met in order for an automatic breath sample to be taken. First, the subject must provide a minimum volume of breath (1200 cc’s of breath for the Alco-Sensor IV and 1350 cc’s of breath for the Alco-Sensor V). Second, the subject must reach a breath flow drop off point. When both conditions occur, the instrument’s fuel cell automatically opens to capture 1cc of breath sample. However, when your subject will not or cannot provide the minimum volume of breath and reach the breath flow drop off point, it is referred to as “insufficient breath sample” or “shy lung”. Here are the most common reasons for “insufficient breath sample” or “shy lung” and ways to overcome it:
EtG Testing for Alcohol Abstinence: Best Practices


The question we are asked most frequently, year after year for 30+ years, is “How long after drinking can alcohol be detected?” The answer we give has always been based on the assumption that a breath alcohol or saliva test device will be used to detect the presence of alcohol in the blood...